If you're ever caught in a storm in Águeda, Portugal, head on down to the main shopping drag. You won't need to buy an umbrella, because there are hundreds of them floating right above your head.
Is this a tribute to the dozens of magical English nannies sucked into jet engines? Not quite. The meteorological meta-ceiling was recently installed by designers at Ivo Tavares Studio, a creative firm based in Aveiro that's also added splashes of color to an old convent and made perhaps the world's most soulful bed commercial. Far from being a uniform army of lockstep accessories, the field of umbrellas is stippled with oddballs like one standing upside-down and another group butting "heads." Imagine the scene if a hurricane blew through town – you'd be finding these things as far away as France!